Trapped - ABC Poem

December 14, 2010
By Anonymous

Adam sat in the vast green yard lackadaisically,

Bored out of his mind,

Cautiously watching the fly he had captured ?who was

Disheartened from its fail to

Escape from this

Fearful place called a


House with a peculiar

Installment called a door.

Justice was all the fly wanted, to be free with the

K-9’s playing in the yard,

Leaping and running and covered in


Not held as a captive with limited

Oxygen supply.

Pestered and annoyed, the fly was,
but certainly not a


Rescue was on the horizon with a glowing

Sunset that

Tanned the sky.

Unexpectedly, the fly spotted a barely

Visible hole.

Was this freedom, or rather a

Xerophytic hallucination like a

Yucca plant that would suck his dream of freedom dry and leave him with

Zero hope?

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem in my creative writing class when we were experimenting with different exercises to spark our imaginations. This particular exercise required that we use each letter of the alphabet as a new line in our poem. When I started writing this poem, I was not exactly sure what it would be about. I simply started with the letter A and went from there. To my surprise, my poem ended up revolving around the main idea of a fly trapped in a green house and its desire to get out.

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